IBM claims faster encryption technology

    Date02 Dec 2000
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    IBM Corp. announced Thursday a secure method for digitally scrambling and signing data that it claims will take half the time of today's fastest techniques. IBM billed the combination encryption-authentication technique as especially suitable to secure mobile communications because of . . . IBM Corp. announced Thursday a secure method for digitally scrambling and signing data that it claims will take half the time of today's fastest techniques. IBM billed the combination encryption-authentication technique as especially suitable to secure mobile communications because of its lower processor requirements.

    "Encryption and authentication will continue to be the core building blocks for securing Internet communications and computer systems," said Charles Palmer, manager of network security and cryptography at IBM Research, in a statement. "By combining the two steps, this security algorithm will help accelerate e-business."

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